Lovely pictures and the captain's mates are, as always, adorable. Can you tell us a little about the boat?
Great photos, it looks like such a great life on the boat. I did not realize how big it was till that last photo! I guess the dogs get plenty of exercise, not cramped up on some "little" boat.
I'll try to tell a little bit about the life we lead
We sail across Germany, Netherlands an Belgium to bring materials from one place to another. (we have two holds, togheter they can storage about what 52 big trucks can storage)
Mostly we transport ingriedients for cattlefood. (like corn, wheat) But sometimes wheat for human comsumption, or even big rolls of steel or big bags with cement.
We just cal a special company that list all the available transportations in the area we are at that moment. We pick a journey from the list (or wait when we think the?'re not good or to less priced) and leave to load at a place, we just take care of the ropes and that we stay stable.
A sailing day for us, we wake up, wlak the dogs at the place we are, get the motor running and we depart.
If we don't have any locks, we stop a couple of times to walk the dogs (I like that always :D)
And after our dinner, we call it a night.
When we arrive at the unloading company, we call us in and then we have to wait intill we are next in line to unload.
So mostly every transportation journey we have a day off for maintaining the ship (motor, ropes, painting, cleaning etc.)
We take the weekends off, to do the grocery shopping and take some time out.
The ship is 80 meters long, 8.20 meters wide and 2.50 dept.
On the front of the ship, we have a house (2 bedrooms, a bathroom, a livingroom with kitchen) our help lives there, a sixteen year old boy, that wants to be a captain himself. he goes to school a few weeks a year and the rest of the time he works with us.
At the end of the ship we have our own house, like a appartment.
Two bedrooms, a toiletroom, a bathroom, a kitchen, a very big livingroom and a hall.
I think it always seems little because the cailing is not so higt and the rooms are very weird placed to get as much space as you can get.
When our hold is empty, we let the dogs run there. They love it, play in such a big area and when you yodel you hear it from every side back hahahaha
When they holds are full, we have hatches (keep the material dry) and the dogs can run over the hatches.
But only when we're not sailing. (it's not smooth but it's always scary when they run over them and you never know if they fall or anyting.
At our house, is the wheel house, also a big room (with a staiway to our hall and rest of the house) Much time is spend there, the captain(my own Kas :D) sits there during the day when were sailing.
Our computer, a big sofa (8persons can sit on it) and lots of dogs stuff lies there. So it's like a second living room.
The name of the company and the ship are Spranky: from our first dog
So I think I talked a lot about the ship but if anyone has some more question please let it know! I like it!
We have a website too from the ship with lots of foto's:
It's in Dutch but the pics do say enough
This page will lead you to a photopage, (in the left menu you can choose other catagories, another picture page is: leuke foto's nieuw
Have fun looking! and don;t mind asking some more questions!